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EP 174 | Martha Wainwright

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For some artists that’s an eternity. For Martha it’s called “having a life”.

The life included the breakup of her marriage. Fighting for custody of her children.  Opening a bistro that became a studio. Having to justify being a female artist who’s also a mother. The feedback was “surely you can’t be both”?

The album is called Love will be Reborn which is exactly what happened to Martha. The songs that followed the writing of the title track reflect exactly what happened in the 5 years between releases. Produced by Pierre Marchand. You just know this is good.

It’s her very best work yet. Songs like Justice, Body and soul, Hole in my heart, and Love will be reborn. We’ll include them all in the podcast.

This conversation is not a Q&A. It’s me engaging Martha and getting the hell out of the way.

Love the woman. Love the music.

It’s Martha Wainwright people. Listen up.

Mulligan Stew Sept 18th 2021- Special Guest Martha Wainright

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“Fearless, untethered arrangements… Wainwright’s fifth LP has artistry galore”

– MOJO ****

On par with Patti Smith’s early work with albums such as “Horses” and Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush”

 – The Toronto Star

Martha has a beautiful new collection of songs called Love will be reborn

It’s been 5 yrs. since I last talked to Martha Wainwright. My first question was “how were those 5 years for you”?

She stopped answering almost 10 minutes later. Covered a lot of moments such as  a divorce and fighting for the custody of her children. (Justice)  All artists should attempt to be this forthcoming.

A marriage falling apart (Hole in my heart) and the title track about belief in herself,  seeking & finding a new heart. (Love will be reborn). We’ll  also play the wonderful Body and soul

Martha starts her world tour Sunday at a music festival in Nashville. Followed by 2 nights Monday & Tuesday  in London.  Canadian dates in November.

The complete interview will drop right after The Stew finishes. On the Mulligan Stew Podcast.

And the surrounding playlist includes new music from

  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Steve Mariner
  • Bahamas (interview coming)
  • Steely Dan Live
  • Joey Landreth
  • Andy Shauf
  • Marc Jordan and Amy Sky
  • Whitehorse (interview coming)

PLAYLIST:

The Stew Sept 18 Our guest is Martha Wainwright
I got you babe Bahamas Live to tape Vol 1
Aja (live) Steely Dan North East Corridor
All that you dream Joey Landreth single
www.deanehouse.com www.river-café.com
Border Song Elton John Elton John
Spanish on the Beach Andy Shauf single
Free Fallin’ Marc Jordan and Amy Sky He Sang She Sang
www.mulliganstew.ca Our Guest is Martha Wainwright and her fine new album
Heard it through the grapevine (live) Amy Winehouse Live of Jools Holland BBC
Let it lie The Fretless and Bros Landreth Let it lie
What is Hip Tower of Power Tower of Power
TDMulligan – The Stew Martha Wainwright guests in Hour Two with new music
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes (Live) Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo Concert in Hyde park
Play it safe Whitehorse Strike me down
julierohrYEG We love you Julie. You live in our hearts.
The Long Goodbye Jann Arden The Long Goodbye
This is Mulligan Stew – with tdm www.mulliganstew.ca
Paper in fire Alan Doyle Rough Side Out
It could happen to you Blue Rodeo Tremelo
Walls (No 3) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Angel Dream
To Live Norah Jones Pick me up off the floor
Martha Wainwright brings her excellence to The Stew Soon..very Soon.
Petitie Danse Steve Marriner Hope dies last
www.nobleridge.com Martha is NEXT
The one and only Shari Ulrich Best of
www.mulliganstew.ca complete Martha Wainwright Interview on MulliganStew Podcast
Martha Wainwright Interview Love will be Reborn
Love will be reborn Martha Wainwright Love will be Reborn
Martha Wainwright Interview complete Martha Wainwright Interview on MulliganStew Podcast
Justice Martha Wainwright Love will be Reborn
Martha Wainwright Interview Complete Martha Wainwright Interview on MulliganStew Podcast
Hole in my heart Martha Wainwright Love will be Reborn
Martha Wainwright Interview Complete Martha Wainwright Interview on MulliganStew Podcast
Body and Soul Martha Wainwright Love will be Reborn
Thank you Martha – and you the listener www.mulliganstew.ca www.ckua.com

EP 173 | David Gogo

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Silver Cup is David Gogo’s 16th full album

Feels like he’s shifting gears on his 59 1/2 Mustang.

Gone are the amps and electric guitars.

This is a rootsy acoustic  Dave GoGo but pushed and supported  by producer Steve Mariner and great session players.

Silver Cup is released October 7th and Dave will guest on Mulligan Stew CKUA Radio Saturday, October 8th.

This is an advance listen and Dave’s tales to how the album came together  during the lockdown.  Also the stories behind the songs and the tour dates.

We play you

Silver Cup

Never gonna change

Top Shelf

Mulligan Stew Sept 11th 2021-Time to remember and honour The Day

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On the down sound Summer’s “Done like Dinner”

On the upside, The Stew has its full two hours of showtime back again.

I do hope you enjoyed this summer’s Festival Radio- Congrats to the Festival Crew.

The September 11th Stew is all music.

The first 90 minutes is a heady mix of

Wicked Grin from  John Hammond

Followed by Tom Waits/James Brown/Aretha & Ray Charles.

Then we shift to Jackson Browne/Leonard Cohen/Carlos Santana (with Clapton)

New music from Colin Linden, Mariel Buckley, and next week’s guest Martha Wainwright.

Hour two kicks off with a  16 minute Motown Festival.

Then it’s time to remember and honour The Day – September 11th. Twenty years ago the heart of New York City was broken and horribly damaged.

I’ve gathered a group of songs that reflect how we all felt and how the artists chose to reflect on this tragedy and the lives lost.  Frankly, what The World lost.

Music from

Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler

Bruce Cockburn

John Hiatt

Bruce Springsteen

U2.

Thank you for remembering.

PLAYLIST:

www.mulliganstew.ca Sept 11 – 20 years later
John Hammond Wicked Grin
Tom Waits Beautiful Maladies
James Brown and The Famous Flames 50th anniversary collection
Aretha Franklin 30 greatest hits
Ray Charles True Soul: Genius
www.mulliganstew.ca
Jackson Browne Downhill from everywhere
Leonard Cohen Songs from The Road
Santana and Clapton Supernatural
Coming UP – New Mariel Buckley and Colin Linden
Colin Linden Blow
Mariel Buckley 97 Riverdale
Lyle Lovett My baby don’t tolerate
www.mulliganstew.ca
Martha Wainwright Love will be reborn
Remembering the tragedy of 9/11 through music
The Temptations Hitsville
Stevie Wonder Hitsville
Gladys Knight and The Pips Hitsville
Mary Wells Hitsville
Marvin Gaye Hitsville
Remembering the tragedy of 9/11 through music – Coming UP
Dawes Nothing in wrong (Bonus track)
Allison Russell Outside child
www.mulliganstew.ca
Chuck Berry After School Session
NEXT – 9/11 through music
Music that helped heal
Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris All the Roadrunning
Bruce Cockburn Singles 79-2002
John Hyatt Dirty Jeans Mudslide Hymns
Bruce Springsteen The Rising
Thank you for listening
U2 All that you can’t leave behind

EP 172 | Ed Robertson talks BNL’s Detour de Force

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The Barenaked Ladies 16th album is called Detour de Force. More wordplay from a band that majors in it. Right?

I knew this album would be different when I saw a track written by bassist Jim Creegan called Paul Chambers. Who writes a pop song about a legendary bass player (Kind of Blue) as a metaphor?

Ed himself wrote the amazing  Live Well, a song about his childhood filled with his Father’s alcohol abuse and how he overcame the trauma.

The album ends with the outstanding Kevin Hearn track called Internal Dynamo. It’s about planets generating their own magnetic fields. Not your basic pop/rock fodder.

It starts like something Pink Floyd might have left us with but 2:40 into the 5-minute track the music shapeshifts into Rage Against the Machine and then ends with a Beatles White album feel.

Mulligan Stew Sept 4th 2021- Special Guest Ed Robertson of BareNaked Ladies

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Our Special long weekend guest is Ed Robertson from Barenaked Ladies.

‘Detour de Force,’ is Barenaked Ladies’ 16th studio album.

Over the course of 33 years, the Toronto quartet has sold 15 million records worldwide and built up an arsenal of hits such as “If I Had $1,000,000,” “One Week,” “Pinch Me” and “The Big Bang Theory Theme.”

Ed Robertson, Jim Creeggan, Tyler Stewart, and Kevin Hearn are widely acknowledged as one of the best live acts on the planet, BNL has won eight Juno Awards and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2018.  Great!  Fine!  Bang ON.  I’ve got another word that I believe defines  The Ladies – “admirable.”

Here’s the thing.  These guys do NOT sit back on their past hits and success. They all continue to write and refine their songs, vocals, and performing.  They push each other to be even better.

Case in point. Three songs from the 14 on Detour de Force

You’ll certainly hear Flip/Good Life/Roll Out

But the  three tracks that show the craftsmanship of BNL are

New Disaster – deals with the dark cloud of snarly social opinions.

Paul Chambers – Yup. A song about the legendary bassist who played on and supported Miles Davis etc on Kind of Blue.  Jim Creeggan makes him a metaphor.

And then Kevin Hearn contributes Internal Dynamo the last track that starts like Pink Floyd, hangs a hard left into Rage Against The Machine territory, and finishes like something from The Beatles White Album.

Those are the three tracks we’ll play for you on Saturdays Mulligan Stew @ckuaradio.  The complete interview with Ed Robertson can be heard on The MulliganStew Podcast

And Hey- the playlist will absolutely get you rocking..

Starts with Elvis, Jerry Lee, Billy Cowsill singing Elvis and Rocket 88 – Live tracks from Elton John, Tom Petty, and the Heartbreakers, Little Feat, and  Van Morrison.

New Sue Foley, Los Lobos, Ranch Writers, William Prince, Frazey Ford &  Black Keys,

 

PLAYLIST:

The Long Weekend Stew Special Guest – Ed Robertson BareNaked Ladies
Good Rockin Tonight Elvis A boy from Tupelo
Teddy Bear (live) Billy Cowsill Live
Rocket 88 Jackie Brenston 50 years of Alligator
Who will the next fool be? (live) Jerry Lee Lewis The Greatest Live Show on Earth
www.river-cafe.com www.deanehouse.com
Bennie and The Jets (live) Elton John Live Aid July 13 1985
Farmer John Los Lobos Native Sons
Hurricane Girl Sue Folley (Jimmy Vaughn) Pinky’s Blues
This is Mulligan Stew – Long Weekend Edition www.mulliganstew.ca
Big Turk Ranch Writers Ranch Writers
www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP – Ed Robertson BNL with new album Detour de Force
Learning to fly (live) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Live Anthology
in the mystic (live) Van Morrison Too late to stop now
Spanish Moon (live) Little Feat Waiting for Columbus
Special Guest – Ed Robertson Barenaked Ladies- New LP www.mulliganstew.ca
Going down South Black Keys Delta Kream
The times they are changing Frazey Ford single
Run William Prince single
Playlist for The Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
Bird on a wire The Neville Brothers Brother’s Keeper
www.nobleridge.com NEXT – Ed Robertson with new music from BNL
Ed Robertson – BNLadies Detour de Force
Live Well Barenaked Ladies Detour de Force
Ed Robertson – BNLadies Complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
New Disaster Barenaked Ladies Detour de Force
Ed Robertson – BNLadies Complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Paul Chambers Barenaked Ladies Detour de Force
Ed Robertson – BNLadies Complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Internal Dynamo Barenaked Ladies Detour de Force

EP 171 | Remembering Charlie Watts and The Last Waltz. Plus My Name is Suzie Ungerleider

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Every once in a while all of the planning goes OUT THE WINDOW.

This week’s Podcast for example.

I always knew there would be a complete interview with Suzie Ungerleider (Oh Suzanna). Her new 10th  album is called My Name Is Suzie Ungerleider and the story behind the title tells quite a tale.

The music is the best she’s ever released.  So, the complete interview and tracks as well.  Suzie closes the podcast.

Also this week, I was doing interviews with Barney Bentall, Colin Linden, and Russell Broom about their involvement in Remembering The Last Waltz.  Four nights of celebrating The Band’s Last Stand almost 45 years ago.

Sept 2 & 3 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Sept 9 & 10 Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Before we shared memories of The Band we talked about the passing of Charlie Watts.  Legendary drummer for The Rolling Stones. His effect of The Stones and on us is remarkable considering how quiet and gentle he was. As large and loud as all The Rolling Stones were, it was Charlie that held it all together, on stage and off.

So..we start this Podcast by remembering Charlie Watts, then  The Band, and celebrating Suzie Ungerleider.  Busy week.

Cheers Charlie..

 

 

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Mulligan Stew Aug 28th 2021-Remembering Charlie Watts and The Last Waltz. Plus My Name is Suzie Ungerleider

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We have three separate stories to tell this week.

The loss of Charlie Watts

Remembering The Last Waltz

And My Name is Suzie Ungerleider

Most Stews have found their shape by this time in the week…

But every week throws something unexpected at you. Like the death of legendary drummer Charlie Watts.

For some music fans, the name Charlie Watts is the last name mentioned in The Rolling Stones line-up.

“and on drums…Charlie Watts”

For me and MANY music fans Charlie Watts was The Stones.

While Keith and Mick and Ronnie were wanking about center stage Charlie was the engine that drove everything.

Keith has said many times, it’s Charlie that I follow. He tells me what and where to play. He gave us all the space to create in.

The  voices in this Stew will be

Colin Linden

Russell Broom

Barney Bentall.

Suzie Ungerleider

Colin and Barney are two of the performers in Remembering The Last Waltz.  A four-night celebration in Edmonton and Calgary of the 45th anniversary of one of the greatest nights in rock and roll.

Performers also  include Jimmy Rankin, Dustin Bentall, and  Michael Bernard Fitzgerald. Producer, arranger, writer, musician Russell Broom leads a great band.

 

Sept 2/3 Jubilee Calgary

Sept 9/10 Jubilee Edmonton

Barney, Colin, and Russell all have strong memories of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and what The Last Waltz meant to them.

(when it first came out Barney saw the film 6 nights in a row)

ALSO

My Name Is  Suzie Ungerleider is the latest from an artist we all knew as Oh Suzanna.

10 albums into a career that started in Vancouver,  then many years in Toronto, and now back home in Vancouver.

The new album is really well written and performed in a voice we haven’t heard from Suzie before.  Feels very much like a turning point.

As for the rest of the show, we make room for

The Everly Brothers…The Wood Brothers…Bros. Landreth.

Bill Withers Live

Steely Dan Live

and

The Band

New

Los Lobos

Fretless/Nuela Charles

Masks ON?  Let’s go!

 

The Complete set on interviews  Suzie, Barney, Colin and Russell can be heard on The MulliganStew Podcast  (Posts Saturday night at 6Pacific/7 Mtn)

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PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew Aug 28 2021 Masks ON
This is The Stew with TDMulligan www.mulliganstew.ca
When will I be loved Everly Brothers The Fabulolus Style of Every Brothers
Get out my life woman The Wood brothers Virgin Digital Sessions
Peace Train Bros. Landreth with Murray Pulver Single
The Stew with TDMulligan We Honour Charlie Watts Next
Colin Linden Interview Thoughts on Charlie Watts
MoonLight Mile The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
Tumbling Dice The Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street
Barney Bentall Interview Thoughts on Charlie Watts
Monkey Man The Rolling Stones Let it Bleed
Russell Broom Interview Thoughts on Charlie Watts
Little Red Rooster (mono) The Rolling Stones Singles 63-65
Mulligan Stew Coming UP – Suzie Ungerleider Plus Last Waltz
Use Me (live) Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall
Hey Nineteen (live) Steely Dan North East Corridor LIVE
For what it’s worth Los Lobos Native Sons
www.winebc.com www.mulliganstew.ca
Stay The Fretless with Nuela Charles single
TDMulligan www.mulliganstew.ca
Suzie Ungerleider I am Suzie Ungerleider
Mount Royal Suzie Ungerleider I am Suzie Ungerleider
Suzie Ungerleider Suzie Ungerleider
Summer Baby Suzie Ungerleider I am Suzie Ungerleider
Suzie Ungerleider Complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT Remembering The Last Waltz NEXT – Russell Broom The Last Waltz
Russell Broom Interview Complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Down South in New Orleans (live) The Band The Last Waltz (deluxe)
Barney Bentall Interview Complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Out of the blue The Band The Last Waltz (deluxe)
Colin Linden Interview Complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Ophelia (Live) The Band The Last Waltz (deluxe)

EP 170 | Vince Ditrich – The Liquor Vicar

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Vince Ditrich has been a pal for many years.  Lives in the neighbourhood but we spend 20 years bumping into each other. Me as a broadcaster and VJ.  Vince as the drummer of legendary Celtic/punk band Spirit of the West. SOTW is no more. They lost their leader, the brilliant John Mann to Alzheimer’s. Here’s to you John.

Vince has been writing for years – with an on line column called Random Note Generator. Now comes his first of three books about Tony Vicar. Failed rock star and his crazy circle of friends and enemies.

Enjoy!

Liquor Vicar takes place in a fictional town on Vancouver Island called “Tyee Lagoon”.

Tony Vicar, a life-long local and wannabe rock-star, well past his shelf life for achieving any success, and not particularly musically talented anyway.

He is reduced to DJing rural weddings and for an extra hundred bucks throws in an Elvis impersonation. He becomes dark and cynical at the state of his life and career, but at his worst moment meets Jacqueline O’Neil, known by all as Jacquie O.

 He gets a job working at ‘Liquor’, the only liquor store in Tyee Lagoon, owned and operated by a crusty character nicknamed Ross Poutine. Poutine’s trademark mangled grammar and mysterious goat-like odour give him a unique identity in the town.

After a rotten dinner date, the curmudgeonly Vicar and his bubbly date Jacquie come across a terrible car wreck on the road home. Vicar gives aid and everyone present seems to think he has miraculously brought one of the victims back to life.  Word gets out about Vicar’s miraculous roadside ministrations and almost immediately he becomes a celebrity; after a little national and international attention his fame skyrockets, leaving him confused and questioning everything about his life. He never saw himself getting famous for THIS reason! It’s the first of three Liquor Vicar books.

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Mulligan Stew Aug21st 2021- Music to MOVE you!

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We only have 90 minutes this week but that Hour and a half is going to MOVE YOU.

The first 30 include Clapton with Delaney and Bonnie, New Colin James, New Alison Krauss, and Robert Plant, New Los Lobos, New Walk off the Earth with Scott Helman, and old Marvelettes and Ben E King.

Hour two kicks off with New Jackson Browne, New William Prince, and Alison Russell.

LIVE tracks from Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse, Leonard Cohen, and New Tom Morello and Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder doing Highway to Hell

We wrap up the last 30 with Toots, Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and salute the birthday of John Lee Hooker with two fine tracks.

 

The Podcast is with Vince Ditrich. Spirit of the West drummer turned author.

He’s just released the first of three books about failed rock star Tony Vicar called The Liquor Vicar.

 

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew Aug 21 2021 www.mulliganstew.ca
Bottle of red wine Eric Clapton (with Delaney and Bonnie) Eric Clapton (EC Mix)
Down on the Bottom Colin James Single
Can’t let go Robert Plant – Alison Krause Raise the Roof
www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP – Ben E King and Los Lobos
Stand by me Ben E King Don’t play that song
Native son Los Lobos Native Son
www.deanehouse.com www.river-cafe.com
Please Mr Postman The Marvelettes Please Mr Postman
you give me more Walk off the Earth -Scott Helman single
Black widow The Tarantulas Up on the roof. Gems from the Atlantic Vault
This is Mulligan Stew – with TDMulligan www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP – Jackson Browne
Love is Love Jackson Browne Downhill from Everywhere
Stir it up (live) Bob Marley and The Wailers Live 75
Highway to Hell (live) Tom Morello (with Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder) single
Now you know (live) Amy Winehouse At the BBC
Closing time (live) Leonard Cohen Songs from The Road
TDMulligan – The Stew Year 26 www.mulliganstew.ca
Back in the USSR The Beatles White Album
www.nobleridge.com Mulligan Stew Podcast – Vince Dietrich New Book The Liquor Vicar
I’ve got dreams (to remember) Toots and the Maytals Toots in Memphis
Redemption Song Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer Unearthed
Mulligan Stew Podcast – The Liquor Vicar Vince Deitrich Coming UP – John Lee Lord
Miss you so (live) John Lee Hooker Alone Vol 1
I’m in the mood John Lee Hooker and Bonnie Raitt Hooker Box Set
Run William Prince single
Persephone Alison Russell Alison Russell
www.mulliganstew.ca Mulligan Stew Podcast – Vince Dietrich New Book The Liquor Vicar
Fool In the rain Led Zeppelin In through the out door